Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays (Critical Essays on the Classics Series)

Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays (Critical Essays on the Classics Series)

By: Christa Davis Acampora (editor)Paperback

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In this astonishingly rich volume, experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship on what is arguably Nietzsche's most rewarding but most challenging text. Including essays that were commissioned specifically for the volume as well as essays revised and edited by their authors, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new works of interest to students and experts alike. A lengthy introduction, annotated bibliography, and index make this an extremely useful guide for the classroom and advanced research.

About Author

Christa Davis Acampora is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her numerous publications include A Nietzschean Bestiary , co-edited with Ralph R. Acampora published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. She is Executive Editor of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies.


Part 1 Introduction: In the Beginning: Reading Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals from the Start Part 2 Part I: On Genealogy Chapter 3 1. A "Dionysian drama on the 'fate of the soul'": An Introduction to Reading On the Genealogy of Morality Chapter 4 2. Nietzsche, Re-evaluation and the Turn to Genealogy Chapter 5 3. The Genealogy of Genealogy: Interpretation in Nietzsche's Second Untimely Meditation and in On the Genealogy of Morals Chapter 6 4. Nietzsche's Style of Affirmation: The Metaphors of Genealogy Chapter 7 5. Nietzsche and the Re-evaluation of Values Chapter 8 6. Genealogy, the Will to Power, and the Problem of a Past Part 9 Part II: Reading the Genealogy : Focused analyses of parts and passages Chapter 10 7. Slave morality, Socrates, and the Bushmen: A Reading of the First Essay of On the Genealogy of Morals Chapter 11 8. Lightning and Flash, Agent and Deed Chapter 12 9. On Sovereignty and Overhumanity: Why It Matters How We Read Nietzsche's Genealogy II:2 Chapter 13 10. Finding the UEbermensch in Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality Chapter 14 11. The Genealogy of Morals and Right Reading: On the Nietzschean Aphorism and the Art of the Polemic Chapter 15 12. We Remain of Necessity Strangers to Ourselves: The key message of Nietzsche's Genealogy Chapter 16 13. Nihilism as Will to Nothingness Part 17 Part III: Critiquing Genealogy Chapter 18 14. The Entwinement of Myth and Enlightenment: Re-reading the Dialectic of Enlightenment Chapter 19 15. Translating, Repeating, Naming: Foucault, Derrida, and The Genealogy of Morals Chapter 20 16. Nietzsche, Deleuze and the Genealogical Critique of Psychoanalysis: Between Church and State Part 21 Part IV: On Politics and Community Chapter 22 17. Nietzsche's Genealogy: Of Beauty and Community Chapter 23 18. Nietzsche and the Jews: The Structure of Ambivalence Chapter 24 19. Nietzschean Viture Ethics Chapter 25 How We Become What We Are: Tracking the "Beasts of Prey"

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  • ISBN13: 9780742542631
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780742542631
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 0742542637

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